Cadence at Gateway is a community for building memories with family and friends. Sometimes, the best memories are the simplest to create, so we’re looking at our own backyards for the perfect no-hassle campout.

We asked East Valley experts at REI in Tempe and Bass Pro in Mesa for the best backyard camping tents perfect for casual campouts in a variety of price ranges.

Bass Pro in Mesa

Bass Pro Shops Eclipse 3-person Dome

For two people, Bass Pro recommends the Eclipse 3 Person Dome Tent that is 7’x7′ so that there’s extra room and additional pockets for gear. Only $39.00
http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-Eclipse-3Person-Dome-Tent/product/9992256650/

For four people, Bass Pro recommends the Eclipse 6 Person Dome Tent that is 9’x11′ and accommodates air mattresses, gear and a small table. Currently retails for $99.00
http://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-Eclipse-6Person-Dome-Tent/product/9992256652/

REI in Tempe

For two people, this tent is lightweight and weather worthy. It retails for $219.
https://www.rei.com/product/878520/rei-half-dome-2-plus-tent

REI Base Camp 4 Tent

If you’re camping out with four people, REI recommends this tent. It will stand up well to wind and our sometime unpredictable Arizona weather. It currently retails for $369.
https://www.rei.com/product/862432/rei-base-camp-4-tent